Chairman’s Message

This year marks the 25th year since the first AV Show was held in Malaysia in 1994.  It is undoubtedly the longest running AV Show in the Asean region, and,  I was informed, although there was no way to verify the fact, that it is the third longest running AV Show in the world.

We are also pleased to note that the Malay Mail and the have once again undertaken to officially promote the KL International AV Show  2018.

Through this association and the many other venues of advertising and promotion we hope to be able to provide a strong media support not only for the KL International AV Show but also to further  spread the unique message of music and movies to a greater segment of the Malaysian public.

This is the second year that we will be holding the KL International AV Show in the Sunway Putra Hotel.  As many of you will know our first  attempt last year at The Sunway Putra Hotel came off with an unqualified level of  success that  surprised and pleased not only us but also most from the AV Industry, the visitors as well as the Hotel staff.

The inevitable feedback  that came to us, from the members of the AV Industry was that the crucial logistics of moving in to the Sunway Putra Hotel was easier to manage,  seeing that there are essentially only two levels of exhibit space involved.  Compare this to the five levels of  the JW Marriott Hotel it becomes easy to understand why.   Happily and crucially the same sentiment was expressed by the visitors to the Show.

As such for this year, exhibitors and visitors alike will be able to experience the same, if not higher level of convenience as far as the Hotel’s and the organisers level of services are concerned.

That aside I am also pleased to announce that the seventh edition of our limited edition Commemorative CD will once again be given away to every paying visitor to the KL International AV Show 2018.

From a technology point of view this year will see the maturation of the 4K UHD technology as the availability of 4K UHD Bluray Discs grows.  That  fact alone will undoubtedly fuel the already fast developing 4K display market in both the UHDTV and UHD projection sector.  Equally important is the recent surge of availability of sub RM7,000 4K projectors that firmly placed UHD projectors in the crucial middle mass market.

In any event whether you are in the market for a new turntable or  valve  stereo amplifier or the latest in digital  surround sound home theatre systems or a big  screen super high resolution TV or projector, you are assured of finding it at the KL International AV Show 2018 .

As most of our exhibitors will tell you, if its AV we have got it!

While there will always be super expensive state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment for the lucky and rich, good home entertainment products as you will witness in the KL International AV Show,  are no longer the privilege of the rich few.


Dick Tan
Organising Charmain
KL International AV Show 2018